Sweet (Potato) Dreams Nachos

A meal to stuff yourself with during a lazy evening on the couch comes in the form of this cleverly layered savory dish. Send yourself into a nutritionally sound food coma with Sweet Potato Nachos.

2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Lb. Shrimp, Peeled & Deveined
1 Poblano Pepper, Sliced
3-4 Baby Bell Peppers, or 1 Regular Bell Pepper, Sliced Twice
¼ Large Yellow Onion, Sliced
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 Package Fresh Baby Kale & Spinach Mix
½ Cup Corn (we cut the kernels off a leftover cob of corn)
1-1 ½ Cups Shredded Sharp White Cheddar
1 Tsp. Chili Powder
1 Tsp. Cumin
1 Tsp. Smoked Paprika
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

*Optional Toppings
Sliced Serrano Peppers
Fresh Diced Tomato
Fresh Green Onion
Avocado mashed with garlic, lime juice, and cilantro

Preheat oven to 400°F

Sweet Potatoes
Slice into half-moon shapes
Coat the sweet potatoes in a couple Tbs. of Olive Oil
Sprinkle with pepper and a little salt
Roast for 30 minutes
At 10 minute intervals, flip the sweet potatoes and switch which oven rack they are on

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Onions  & Peppers, Baby Kale


While the Sweet Potatoes roast, slice up the Poblano pepper, Bell peppers, and onions
Sauté in a skilled with olive oil, seasoning with a little salt and pepper
Toss in minced garlic for the last minute of cooking
Remove from heat and set aside
Use the same skillet to wilt the baby kale and spinach mix

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Shrimp
Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium
Add Shrimp
Dust with Chili Powder, Cumin, and Smoked Paprika
Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper
Cook til shrimp curl up, this should only take a few minutes

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Come Together
Merge the sweet potatoes together on one pan
Evenly layer the ingredients
Baby Kale -> Onions & Peppers -> Shrimp -> Corn -> Cheese -> Sliced Serrano Peppers

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Place on the highest oven rack and bake long enough for the cheese to melt, usually 5-8 minutes

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A the end you can set the broiler on high and let it toast the top of the cheese for a couple of minutes

Add a final touch of freshness with sliced green onions

Feel free to eat directly off of the pan!

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The addition of serrano peppers ads a delightful heat that is offset nicely with a swig of a Sam Adams Summer Ale. This seasonal brew with its yellow label is happiness in a bottle!

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I keep diced tomatoes and mashed avocadoes on the side to top individual bites in fun and different ways.

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. copychrisseo says:

    I ate that!

    Like

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